Alana King offers her money saving tips to get to a Supernatural convention

Photo credit: Supernatural/The CW by Sergei Bachlakov, Acquired via CW PR
Photo credit: Supernatural/The CW by Sergei Bachlakov, Acquired via CW PR /

Supernatural conventions aren’t cheap. Want to get to one but struggling to afford it? Alana King has tips that she used in the past that could work for you.

Alana King is well known to the Supernatural fandom for her YouTube videos, inspirational messages, and fan reaction clips on Twitter. The bubbly college student goes to almost all Supernatural conventions. Because of this, she knows how much the costs can soon rack up.

Even with her free passes to conventions because she works with the organizers, she has to pay for travel and any photo ops or autographs she wants to get. That means saving up.

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Supernatural conventions just aren’t cheap, especially if you want the Gold Package from Creation, which is one of only two ways to get Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki’s autographs. Because of this, Alana has shared her money-saving tips to make sure you get to go to a convention near you.

They’re certainly excellent tips–and ones that work for more than just the SPN cons. You can use them for all events in life that you want to save money for. During the video, Alana shares that she used to save up for great film equipment, which meant doing a lot of babysitting. Many of us have been there, right?

My top tip for a Supernatural convention is to set a budget. It’s the way I’ve always saved up for things that I want to buy. I never buy on credit (well, I buy with a credit card for protection when buying but I’ll have the savings in place to then clear the credit card purchase right away) so I’m owing someone money. A budget helps to plan out savings, make sure I don’t spend money on frivolous things, and means I get to enjoy trips out with my girls and conventions when I want to go to them.

You can check out all the money-saving tips in the video below. Don’t forget to check out the comments, where others have shared their own tips.

The best thing is these are tips for everyone. Even if you can’t get a job yet, there are ideas to help start saving. After all, Alana started saving before she was 16 and able to get a job!

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What are your money-saving tips for conventions? Which one of these tips will you follow to save for your next convention? Share in the comments below.

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